Blank Fire Only Guns
This page lists the various blank fire only guns which are not a direct copy of an actual live firearm (for replica blank fire only weapons please refer to the page for the gun on which it is based).
The following blank fire only weapons can be found in the following movies and television series:
Accles & Shelvoke "Cash Special"
The Accles & Shelvoke "Cash Special" is a captive bolt pistol designed for humanely dispatching animals. The force to the bolt is provided by .22 or .25 blanks depending on the model, and the cartridges are available in different loadings for different power levels. The standard gun has a penetrating bolt, but it is also available in a concussion only version for use in religious slaughter processes to stun animals prior to bleeding.
|Show title||Actor||Character||Note /Episode||Date|
|Altered Carbon||Ato Essandoh||Vernon Elliot||Modified with trigger guard and shrouded hammer / "Rage in Heaven" (Episode 9)||2018|
|Dichen Lachman||Reileen "Rei" Kawahara|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Sergey Chirkov||Vampire||Nickel finish||2010|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Nodar Siradze||Yan||Nickel finish||2010|
|Soldiers of Fortune||James Cromwell||Haussman||Nickel finish||2012|
|Dhoom 3||Vikas Shrivastav||South Indian Don||Nickel finish, wood grips||2013|
IZh-SPL is a Soviet starting pistol in 5.6mm caliber. It is chambered for using .22 blanks (with "B" clip) and Gevelot small cap (with "C" clip). IZh-SPL was designed on Izhmekh and produced in late 1940s - late 1970s in several versions (IZh-SPL, IZh-SPL 01 and others).
|Seven Old Men and a Girl (Sem starikov i odna devushka)||Svetlana Savyolova||Elena Velichko||1969|
|Gentlemen of Fortune (Dzhentlmeny udachi)||A starter on sports competition||1971|
|Unfinished Supper (Nezakonchennyy uzhin)||Arnolds Linins||Hampus Broberg||1981|
|Show title||Actor||Character||Note /Episode||Date|
|Heart of Bonivur (Serdtse Bonivura)||Viktor Korshunov||Boris Lyubanskiy||1969|
Rhöner SM 15
Rhöner SM 15 is a German-manufactured rubber- and gas-firing pistol in 8mm and 9mm caliber.
- Caliber: 8mm K, .315 K, 9mm P.A. blanks
- Length: 115 mm
- Weight: 390 g
- Capacity: 6 shots (8mm), 5 shots (9mm)
|Emden Men||Ken Duken||Karl Overbeck||2012|
|Nestor Burma - Season 3||Jan Madd||Ivan Gorsky||"Boulevard... ossements" (S3E2)||1993|
|Nestor Burma - Season 3||Michel Fortin||Zavatter||"Boulevard... ossements" (S3E2)||1993|
Röhm RG8 is a German-manufactured starter and gas-firing pistol in 8mm caliber.
- Caliber: 8x20 mm blank
- Length: 135 mm
- Weight: 438 g
- Capacity: 6 shots
|Royal Warriors||Michael Wong||Michael Wong||1986|
|Crime Spree||Stéphane Freiss||Julien||2003|
|Crime Spree||Albert Dray||Raymond||2003|
The Zoraki 914 is a blank firing pistol widespread in Eastern European countries (especially Hungary) because of gun ownership laws. It is capable of both semi and fully automatic fire and is chambered with 9mm P.A.K. blanks. The standard magazine holds 14 rounds, but the pistol also accepts the extended 25 round magazine also used for the Zoraki 925 as the 925 is a 914 inside a plastic shell. It is available in a large number of finishes and with wood or plastic grips.
|Darkest Hour||Veronika Vernadskaya||Vika||2011|
|Nikita||Maggie Q||Nikita||Black and chrome version, used with 14 round magazines when standing in for a pistol and 25 round magazines when depicted as a machine pistol||2010 - ????|
|Kriminálka Staré mesto II.||Linda Rybová||Klaudie||Black version||2013|
The Zoraki 917 is another blank firing pistol widespread in Eastern European countries because of gun ownership laws. This is a clone of the Glock and has not been imported to the US due to rights issues.
|Sniper: Legacy||Mercedes Masohn||Sanaa||2014|
|Zero Tolerance (2015)||thug||2015|
|Hardcore Henry||Sharlto Copley||Jimmy||2016|
The Zoraki 925 is a blank firing pistol widespread in Eastern European countries (especially Hungary) because of gun ownership laws. It is capable of both semi and fully automatic fire and is chambered with 9mm P.A.K. blanks fed from a 16 or 25 round magazines. It has been used in several low-budget movies filmed in those countries. It should be noted that the 925 is simply a model 914 hidden inside a plastic shell.
|Universal Soldier: Regeneration||Jean-Claude Van Damme||Luc Deveraux||With 25 round magazine and barrel extension||2009|
|The Killing Machine||Dolph Lundgren||Edward Genn/Icarus||with 25 round magazine||2010|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Sergey Chirkov||Vampire||with 25 round magazine||2010|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Pavel Priluchnyy||Doc||with 25 round magazine||2010|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Nodar Siradze||Yan||with 25 round magazine||2010|
|Spring Breakers||Several||Several||with 25 round magazines and sound suppressors||2012|
|Treasures O.K. (Sokrovischa O.K.)||Several||Several||with 25 round magazines||2013|
|Lari||Aaron Aziz||Khalif||with 30 round magazines||2013|
|Lupin III||Thanayong Wongtrakul||Royal||2014|
|J Revolusi||P.F.O mercenary||with 30 round magazines||2017|
|Torchwood||John Barrowman||Cpt. Jack Harkness||With barrel extension||2006-2011|
|Human Target||Assassin||With 25 round magazine and slotted flash hider||2010-2011|
|Nikita||Maggie Q||Nikita||With 25 round magazine||2010-2013|
- Type: Blank firing pistol
- Caliber: 9mm P.A.K. blanks
- Weight: 465g
- Length: 143mm
- Barrel length: 71mm
- Capacity: 6-round magazine
- Fire Modes: DA/SA Semi-automatic
|Nikita||Lyndsy Fonseca||Alexandra "Alex" Udinov||2010 - ????|
Umarex Reck Goliath
The Reck Goliath is the smallest pistol made by the German comapany Umarex and one of the smallest gas guns of caliber 9 mm ever. The body model is all metal, with a plastic grip.
|No Way Out (Elq Chka)||Levon Hovhannisyan||Brutal henchman||2014|
Mondial Model 1900
Mondial Model 1900 is an Italian manufactured starter pistol in .22 or 6mm caliber.
|The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse||Peter van Eyck||Henry B. Travers||Nickel plated||1960|
|The 10th Victim||Marcello Mastroianni||Marcello Poletti||1965|
|The 10th Victim||Ursula Andress||Caroline Meredith||1965|
Gerstenberger & Eberwein EM-GE Model 3
Gerstenberger & Eberwein EM-GE Model 3 is an German manufactured starter pistol of interwar period.
|Spies||Gerda Maurus||Sonya Baranilkowa||1928|
|M||In a pile of handguns||1931|
The Blow 38 is a blank fire revolver featuring a five round cylinder and a shrouded ejector rod. The base model has a 2" snub nosed barrel, but a "Magnum" variant is available with a 4" barrel with a vented rib. Both versions are available in a variety of finishes including blued, nickel and titanium. The Blow 38 is notable amongst blank fire revolvers in that it is able to accept both standard rimmed R.K. blanks and un-rimmed P.A.K. blanks.
(???? - Present)
- Type: Revolver
- Caliber: 9mm R.K. and 9mm P.A.K. blanks
- Weight: 1.4 lbs (0.7 kg)
- Length: 8.5 in (21.5 cm)
- Barrel length: 2 in (5.1 cm), 4 in (10.2 cm)
- Feed System: 5 shot cylinder
- Fire Modes: Single/double action
The Blow 38 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Philosophy of a Knife||Tetsuro Sakagami||Officer #1||2008|
|Night Train||Constantine Gregory||Mr. Gutman||Magnum||2009|
|No Way Out (Elq Chka)||Yerjanik Yeghiazaryan||Saro's henchman||black finish,||2014|
|Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Date|
|Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei||Bodyguard||Nickel plated / "Der Rennstall"||1996 - ????|
|Alarm für Cobra 11 - Season 12||Max Herbrechter||Michael Dekker||Nickel plated / "Späte Rache"||2002|
|Alarm für Cobra 11 - Season 17||Bernd Grawert||Petersen||Nickel plated / "Explosiv"||2005|
Bruni Olympic 5
The Olympic 5, also known as the Olympic 38, is a snub-nose blank-firing single/double action revolver that is often used as a starter pistol and for dog training manufactured by the Italian company Bruni who specialize in replica firearms. It uses .380 blank cartridges, has a 5 round cylinder and is available with either black or nickel finishes.
|All That Is Tender (Tot, kto nezhnee)||Farkhad Abdraimov||Farkhad-Tolstyy||1996|
|Cry_Wolf||"The Wolf"||Nickel finish with black grips||2005|
|Meeting Evil||Muse Watson||Frank||2012|
|Birdman||Michael Keaton||Riggan Thompson||2014|
|Edward Norton||Mike Shiner|
Bruni Olympic 6
The Olympic 6 is a snub-nose blank-firing single/double action revolver that is often used as a starter pistol and for dog training manufactured by the Italian company Bruni who specialise in replica firearms. It uses .22/6mm blank cartridges, has an 8 round cylinder and is available with either wood or composite grips.
|Believed Violent (Présumé dangereux)||Marie Laforêt||Thea Forrester||1990|
|Razor Blade Smile||Jonathan Coote||Detective Inspector Price||Black plastic grip||1998|
|Interview with a Hitman||Elliot Greene||young Viktor||2012|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Midsomer Murders||Starter of regatta||"Dead in the Water" (S08E02)||2004|
|Father Brown - Season 1||Dan Fredenburgh||James Trewlove||"The Flying Stars" (S01E02)||2013|
|Father Brown - Season 3||Mark Lewis Jones||Arnold Francis||"The Time Machine" (S03E11)||2015|
|Game Title||Notation||Release Date|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Cutscene only||2012|
In Russia, on 14th of September in 2008, in the city of Izhevsk, the militsia (police) confiscated an Olympic 6 modified to be fire live .22 caliber rounds (most likely using bullets from a TOZ-8 target rifle). This is unusual, as the Olympic 6 is considered very difficult to be rebuilt as an actual weapon.
Harrington & Richardson STR022
The Harrington & Richardson STR022 is a starter pistol which can be differentiated from the later New England Firearms marketed pistols by its complete frame, as opposed to the NEF pistols which lack the front portion of the frame. The barrel of the pistol is actually a solid rod, where the rear of it is formed into a cone which is designed to deflect the sound and flash of the pistol out the sides of the frame, immediately ahead of the cylinder.
|The Sopranos||Swimming match referee||"Bust Out" (S02E10)||1999 - 2007|
New England Firearms Model B22
The NEF Model B22 is a starter pistol based on the earlier Harrington & Richardson STR022. It was made with blued and nickel plated finishes, and features a purely cosmetic barrel which is actually a solid rod of metal. The sound and flash of the gun escapes directly from the front of the cylinder, as can clearly be seen by the carbon deposits of the nickel plated revolver shown here.
|Sea of Love||Al Pacino||Frank Keller||Nickel finish||1989|
|Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects||George Van Noy||The race starter||1989|
|The Office||B.J. Novak||Ryan Howard||"Threat Level Midnight" (S07E16); black finish||2011|
New England Firearms Model B32
The NEF Model B32 is a starter pistol which is a variant of the Model B22 chambered for .32 blanks. The models can be distinguished from each other by the larger spacing on the cylinder notched found on the Model B32.
Reck Agent is a German double action 5-shot blank-firing and gas-firing revolver.
|Makarov||Sergei Parshin||Savely Funtov||1993|
|All the Things We Dreamt of for So Long||A criminal||1997|
|Hot Saturday (Raskalyonnaya subbota)||A criminal||2002|
Röhm RG 79
Röhm RG 79 is a German 5-shot gas-firing revolver.
|Jupiter's Thigh (On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter)||Marc Dudicourt||Comissioneer Spiratos||1980|
|Jupiter's Thigh (On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter)||Philippe Noiret||Antoine Lemercier||1980|
|Have a Nice Night (Passez une bonne nuit)||Sophie Renoir||Anaide||1990|
|Ghoul (Upyr)||uncredited||aged criminal||1997|
|Chinese Tea-Set (Kitayskiy serviz)||Sergey Rubeko||Zhorzh Sergeyev||1999|
|Strange Gardens (Effroyables jardins)||Jacques Villeret||Jacques Pouzay||2003|
The Zoraki R1 is a Turkish double action 6-shot blank-firing and gas-firing revolver.
|Everly||Salma Hayek||Everly||4.5" barrel||2014|
|Everly||Dragana Atlija||Lizzy||4.5" barrel||2014|
|Specialists (Specialisté)||Sára Märcová||Linda Javorská||"Dívky" (S1E10), 4.5" barrel||2017|
The Blow Crazy is a blank firing select fire submachine gun which is loosely based on the Heckler & Koch MP5K.
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Nodar Siradze||Yan||2010|
|Hooked 2. Next Level||Pavel Priluchnyy||Doc||2010|
|Me and my Demon (Nenu Naa Rakshasi)||Rana Daggubati||Abhimanyu||2011|
|Hardcore Henry||Sharlto Copley||Jimmy||2016|